11 TV shows to watch this March

3. History of the World, Part II

Four decades after his film History of the World, Part I, Mel Brooks, now 96, returns as writer and narrator with a series of short sketches that offer the same loopy, inaccurate depictions of high points in history. Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes and Ike Barinholtz all do double duty as actors and writers, along with a sprawling, generation-spanning cast including Jack Black, Danny DeVito, Zazie Beetz and Quinta Brunson. Hulu has insisted on secrecy about some of the historical figures, but there’s plenty to see in the trailer, including Taika Waititi as Sigmund, making a Freudian slip, Seth Rogen as Noah, of Ark fame, and Sykes, whose character confronts Civil War soldiers who think they recognise her. “Harriet Tubman. Inventor of the bathtub?” Brooks’ brand of silliness never gets old.  

History of the World Part II premieres on 6 March on Hulu in the US

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